The Southern Border and a Broader View
Posted: May 19, 2023
Omar Carrera speaks about the Title 42 policy ending and what that means for Canal Alliance.
A seven-year path to residency
Posted: April 6, 2023
In May 2022, seven years after she emigrated from Guatemala, Karla Rodas became a U.S. resident. She credits the Immigration Legal Services (ILS) team at Canal Alliance with helping her to achieve this milestone.
Navigating a journey to a brighter future
Posted: April 5, 2023
Discover the inspiring story of Blanca Garcia, a nursing student and mother who overcame adversity with the help of Canal Alliance. Learn how she transformed her life and now pursues her dreams in the medical field.
Getting to Know Joana Castro Simonini, Director of Immigration Legal Services at Canal Alliance
Posted: March 21, 2023
Canal Alliance is thrilled to announce Joana Castro Simonini’s promotion to Director of Immigration Legal services (ILS). Joana’s passion for immigration law has been with her since the beginning of law school and motivates her in her work for Canal Alliance and for our clients. In fact, Joana first came to Canal Alliance as a client herself.
Marin immigration advocates decry Title 42 extension
Posted: January 2, 2023
Omar Carrera, chief executive of Canal Alliance, an immigrant advocacy organization in San Rafael, said the policy is being “misused.”
Entrepreneur achieves through education
Posted: October 25, 2022
Melkyn Mazariegos came to the U.S. from Guatemala as a teenager to support his family and make a better life for himself.
Jordan Vasquez: Student volunteer becomes a mentor to immigrant youth
Posted: October 25, 2022
Jordan Vasquez started out as a volunteer teacher’s aide at Canal Alliance helping immigrants speak English. Jordan is now helping immigrant youth in the OFY program as the Client success Mentor Coordinator.
Gabriela Araceli Guiterrez and Filemon Para Hernandez: U.S. citizens and new voters
Posted: September 21, 2022
In this interview, Gabriela and Filemon detail their incredible journey, ongoing pursuit of educational opportunities, and what citizenship means to their family.
Immigration Legal Services as the Foundation for Improving Lives
Posted: September 6, 2022
Canal Alliance’s Immigration Legal Services (ILS) serves as the foundation for Improving Lives in the Canal district.
Canal Alliance urges federal action to protect immigrant families
Posted: May 6, 2022
Canal Alliance joined nonprofits from every state and the District of Columbia urging the Biden Administration to act quickly to finalize responsible “public charge” regulations that protect families.